The first edition of the Stars and Stripes newspaper

Relics: Stars and Stripes Museum and Library

Since the first Stars and Stripes was printed in Bloomfield in 1861, the Department of Defense designated Bloomfield as the birthplace of the Stars and Stripes newspaper. The Missouri Stars and Stripes was printed only once during the Civil War. It wouldn’t see publication again until World War I, when it was an eight-page weekly. Publication stopped after WWI, then for the first nine months of World War II, it was restarted.


Hope from Soap

he lack of opportunities after high school for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities and the abundance of unhealthy skincare products in the United States are two issues close to sammysoap managing member Karen Copeland’s heart.


New Cambria House Spans Centuries, Many Generations

Like most old houses, a two-story home built around 1890 in New Cambria has layer upon layer of stories—both the kind you tell and the kind you build.


A Weston Getaway

Historic charm awaits in Weston.


A Latino Arts Festival, Urban Hikes, An Arcade, and More in Kansas City

Dine on a historic streetcar, take an urban hike, celebrate Latino art and more in KC. 


Simple Small-Town Living

Rocheport offers peace along the Missouri River.


Welcome to Warrensburg

Discover antique shops, boutiques, and a famous pup.


Visit The Corn Cob Pipe Capital

Washington, Missouri, offers museums, restaurants, antique stores, and of course, Missouri Meerschaum Company.